Dear MoveOn member,
For so many of us, the worst part of the BP oil spill has been this feeling of total helplessness. No one seems to be able to stop the spill, not even President Obama. And the oil just keeps coming.
But we're not helpless. In fact, we have the power to seize this moment and demand that we get off oil once and for all.
There are also great organizations working to respond to the immediate crisis, and we can help them as well.
That's why we're organizing emergency Oil Spill Vigils across the country this Tuesday—the 50th day since the spill began. There's a vigil in Brooklyn on Tuesday at Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2010, at 7:00 PM—can you come?
The oil companies are hoping that once this spill is stopped, people will move on, and we'll go right back to our dependence on oil. We can't let that happen.
As a MoveOn member from New Orleans said to me the other day, "As sad as I am, I think the thing that would put me over the edge is if I felt like the Gulf was dying in vain." But if enough of us speak out, we can make this tragedy a turning point and finally start to do what's necessary to get off oil for good.
At the Oil Spill Vigils, we will:
- Demand real solutions from Washington, including a plan to end our addiction to oil by transitioning to clean energy.
- Show the people of the Gulf region that we're behind them in this terrible time.
- Help raise money to meet the needs of the immediate crisis.
There's a vigil in Brooklyn on Tuesday—can you make it? Here are the details:
Host: Linda S—fellow MoveOn member
Where: Lincoln Road & Flatbush Ave. (in Brooklyn)
When: Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2010, at 7:00 PM
Hope you can join us, and thanks again for all you do.
–Steven, Matt, Joan, Stephen, and the rest of the team
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